June 10, 2015
This is my Ursula sweater from Kate Daties, in the yarn acquired last year at Olds that just says “Quebecor” on the label. No other info. I just loved the three contrasting colours together, and I still do. Once I swatched the pattern I realized I was getting a much larger gauge than the pattern, so I am winging the sizing. Even the smallest size had too many stitches. This is a fully steeked sweater, and I am actually finished the lower body, and about to add the arm steeks. It will be fun once I start cutting it open! The yarn is very wiry once knit, so not for a fan of soft yarn. I am thinking it will be a hard wearing sweater, and low pilling, which I like. As normal I am worried about running out of the grey, even though I did buy all they had. I am at the arm holes now, and just finishing off my second ball. Crossing fingers I won’t need to do short sleeves!
This sweater is the Lupine cardigan from Wooly Wonka, a lovely simple design for summer. I have had this wool/silk etc lace yarn for a little while, and it is perfect for this summer cardigan. It is growing slowly, but I am approximately five inches into the body. I was attempting to join a knit along with this sweater, but alas I am too slow. This is mostly as I am splitting my knitting time between the two projects, rather than dedicating all my time to just the lace cardigan. I love both!
June 8, 2015
Wow, did this sweater turn out nicely! The Better Breton pattern is very, very, very good, and makes an attractively fitting sweater! I also managed to pick the right size, and get a good fit at the shoulders. And of course, who does not love a rainbow sweater? Fia has requested one, so that is on the list to make. With the rainbow yarn kit from Rain City Knits I have enough yarn left to make one to two kids sweaters. I had run out of grey below the third stripe on the arm, and ordered three more skeins, so enough grey to make another sweater. The only downside – I had some colour run. I found some information on how to fix it, I just need to do the work now. I intend to wash the rest of the rainbow yarn before I make the child’s sweater. I even got to wear this to knitting the other night when it was a chilly rainy day. I have put it way until fall, which is sad as RAINBOW.
June 2, 2015
For the province of New Brunswick, I knitted mittens designed by Sarah Arnold aka “Hot Cheese”. The name of the pattern is Ardour, and is very pretty I think. The yarn is Briggs and Little (the blue) which is spun in New Brunswick. The oatmeal yarn is good old Custom Woolen Mills. A good use of scraps that have been in a box for a number of years now. I had high hopes of finishing these easily on my vacation, but a fever for 3 days took care of that. I finished two days late for these to count.